Ontario Line - Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance
- Project Type:
- DBFOM – Design Build Finance Operate Maintain
- Infrastructure Type:
- Contract Value:
- $9 Billion
About the Project
The Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) project is one of many contracts to deliver the Ontario Line, a 15.6-kilometre stand-alone rapid transit line that will connect the Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition/Ontario Place.
Request for QualificationsJun 02, 2020
Short-list Bidders SelectedDec 14, 2020
Request for ProposalsDec 14, 2020
Winning Bidder SelectedNov 17, 2022
Construction BeginsNov 17, 2022
The RSSOM scope of work includes:
- A design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract for the entire Ontario Line, for a 30-year term
- Rolling Stock: design, supply, operate and maintain the vehicles (trains)
- Systems: design, build, operate and maintain all track, communications (e.g. network, Wi-Fi, CCTV, passenger information) and train control systems for the Ontario Line
- Design, build, operate and maintain the Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (where the vehicles are stored; the Operations Control Centre (where staff control train operations and are connected to TTC and GO Transit systems) and Backup Operations Control Centre
- Working collaboratively with TTC in accordance with future operations and maintenance agreements
- Integrating fare equipment with the PRESTO system
- Faster, more frequent and reliable access to rapid transit with more than 227,500 people will live within a 10-minute walk of an Ontario Line station
- Improve the quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
- Reduce crowding on the existing Line 1 (Yonge-University) subway
- Up to 57,000 more jobs accessible by transit (in 45 minutes or less) for Toronto residents
- Economic and community growth along the future transit line and thousands of job opportunities annually during construction
- Reduction in traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption by providing an alternative transportation option
- The project is being delivered using a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) model. Key benefits of a DBFOM model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement (that includes the 30 year maintenance term), greater cost and schedule certainty, greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation as well as integration of long-term maintenance and operations.
- Based on precedent experience, a DBFOM procurement model typically has delivered a value for money savings in the range of 15% to 22% compared to undertaking the same projects using traditional delivery models.
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